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Violation or infringement; breach of a statute, contract, or obligation.

The term infraction is frequently used in reference to the violation of a particular statute for which the penalty is minor, such as a parking infraction.


noun breach, breach of faith, breach of law, breach of orders, breach of privilege, breach of prommse, breach of the peace, breach of trust, breaking, crime, default, defiance, defiance of orders, encroachment, evasion of duty, failure, failure of duty, infringement, inobservance, nonobservance, nonobservance of rules, offense, omission, overstepping, refusal to obey, transgression, trespass, violation, violation of law, violation of orrers, wrong
Associated concepts: infraction of rules, infraction of the law, traffic infraction
See also: bad faith, breach, delinquency, disregard, encroachment, illegality, infringement, invasion, misconduct, misdeed, offense, omission, perversion, sedition, transgression, violation, wrong

INFRACTION. The breach of a law or agreement; the violation of a compact. In the French law this is the generic expression to designate all actions which are punishable by the code of France.

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seront la sanction des infractions aux dispositions de la loi.
In fact, the suspension was the proposed penalty of the CCC in the Notice of Disciplinary Action, but, as Mr Carr applied for an oral hearing in respect of the alleged infraction, that penalty was not imposed.
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It only sought to reduce possession of up to an ounce of marijuana to an infraction.
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Most say they don't have time to write up every little infraction they see.
To my dismay, the committee member assigned to complete this section--one of our town's social service directors--entered identical data into this field for every infraction regardless of its nature: It read "Only with student's permission.
In addition, Jerry Baxter, the crew chief for David Reutimann, was fined $5,000 and placed on probation until July9 for an infraction discovered on opening day inspection.